The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

An unusual story about two older women – one black, one white – in South Africa who lived through apartheid and have been neighbors for the past 20 years.  Their mutual disdain for each other is legendary but, when circumstances throw them together, will they realize they have more in common than they thought?  Their thought-provoking relationship raises issues of race, anger, pride, forgiveness, remorse, and friendship.  No easy answers found here.  Omotoso creates two realistic and challenging characters.  Highly recommended for readers of literary fiction with a touch of humor.

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